Friday, September 17, 2004

Web Marketing Association's WebAward Competition Winners

This year's Web Marketing Association's WebAward winners were announced this week, and can be seen, if you have the patience, via a surprisingly user-unfriendly awards site. I've listed all the best-of-industry winners below. Overall winner was agency Arc Worldwide for their work on the potentially unglamorous Behr Paints, who now provide some really useful functionality on their site. Why would you go to a paint manufacturer's site? To do exactly the kind of stuff Behr has made possible: to get inspired, to create and try out colors, and to get expert advice on your project. Behr is not advertising its products; it is providing a custom service.

The overall "Top Agency 2004" award went to Arnold Worldwide who won thirteen WebAwards this year.

The award winners tend to be heavy on gratuitous Flash intros, but collectively they are a good window into the state of marketing online across many industries.
Of particular interest:

Hass MS&L
Best Education Website
GMability Education

Vérité, Inc.
Best Marketing Website
Symantec Client Security 2.0 Channel Launch Kit

Redhead Interactive
Best Consulting Website

Best Design Website
Gigapixel Creative, Inc.

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Best Professional Services Website
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Website

PixelMEDIA, Inc.
Best Retail Website
ECCO USA, Inc Web Site

The complete "Best of Industry" awards were:

Cisco Corporate PR
Best Public Relations Website
News@Cisco: Innovating Cisco's Corporate Press Room

Standard & Poor's
Best Institutional Services Website
Standard & Poor's, Inc.
Best Government Website
Drive Clean

Gigapixel Creative, Inc.
Best Design Website
Gigapixel Creative, Inc.

Impact Interactions
Best International Business Website
SAP Community

webfact gmbH
Best Broadcasting Website
Endemol Corporate website

Redhead Interactive
Best Consulting Website

Imirage, Inc
Best Credit Union Website
APCI Federal Credit Union

MarketSource, Inc
Best Construction Website
Four Seasons Consumer Web Site and Franchise Portal

Fusion PR
Best Directory or Search Engine Website

Hill and Knowlton
Best Computer: Retailer Website

Best Restaurant Website
Mercy Wine Bar

The Tuesday Group, Inc.
Best B2B Website
Universal Studios Consumer Products Group

Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt
Best Professional Services Website
Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt Website

Best Home Building Website
Crane Performance Siding Web Site

Roche Diagnostics
Best Health Care Website
Diabetes Assistant

Strong Financial
Best Brokerage Website
Strong Financial

Arnold Worldwide
Best Events Website
Pods Unite
Currently not available

Best Advocacy Website
Register and Vote 2004

Gerard Konars
Best Small Business Website
Bridal and Formal, Inc. Website

Best Game Site Website

Best Sports Website
RBK Sound and Rhythm

Ogilvy Public Relations Worldwide
Best Intranet Website
DHL Merger Intranet

Diamond of California
Best Food Industry Website
Emerald of California Website

Saturno Design LLC
Best Legal Website
Pierce Atwood - Attorneys at Law

Brody PR
Best Real Estate Website, The Wall Street Journal’s guide to property

Moving Minds, LLC
Best Financial Services Website

Best Internet Service Provider Website
Verio Global IP Solutions

Best Airline Website
AirTran Airways - E-Annual 2003

Best Beverage Website
Early Times

Organic, Inc.
Best Telecommunication Website
Sprint PCS Ready Link site, Inc.
Best Online Community Website

Kel Geddes Management Ltd
Best Catalog Website
The Anne Geddes Baby Clothing Collection Website

VSA Partners, Inc.
Best Investor Relations Website
Ameritrade Holding Corporation Web Site

BGT Partners - Miami
Best Leisure Website

Allied Capital Corporation
Best Investment Website
Allied Capital Corporation

Aesention, Inc.
Best Associations Website
Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce

Vérité, Inc.
Best Marketing Website
Symantec Client Security 2.0 Channel Launch Kit

bbdigital (Blattner Brunner)
Best Mutual Fund Website
HighMark Funds Website

Best Publishing Website
New Homes Guide Website

Hass MS&L
Best Education Website
GMability Education

ISL Consutling
Best Toy & Hobby Website
Chevron Cars

BURST! Media
Best Newspaper Website
Christian Science Monitor

Best Faith-based Website
A Worldwide Community of Christian Photographers

PixelMEDIA, Inc.
Best Retail Website
ECCO USA, Inc Web Site

Bent Media
Best Consumer Goods Website
TABASCO® PepperFest®

Best Music Website
Sting: Public & Pay Member Site

Blitz Digital Studios
Best Entertainment Website
The Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divded Website

I.T. UNITED Corporation
Best Non-Profit Website
WWF Children of the Earth

Conselleria de Turismo - Generalitat Valenciana
Best Regional Website
Official tourism site of the Land of Valencia

Ion Global Limited
Best Bank Website
HSBC Card Services HK

Macquarium, Inc.
Best Other Website
The Home Depot Nursery Certification Program

Best Medical Website

Best Application Service Provider Website
Leopard em Web site

Stellent, Inc.
Best Biotechnology Website
Genzyme Web Initiative

Azavar Technologies
Best Diversified Business Website
CFC Corporate Website

Weber Shandwick Web Relations
Best Military Website
V2C2 Electronic Press Kit (EPK)

The Weather Channel
Best General Interest Website

Idea Integration
Best Employment Website
Aegis Therapies

Bridge Worldwide
Best E-Zine Website
Health Expressions

Hanon McKendry/The Brand Consultants
Best Advertising Website
Lake Effect Website

Nurun Inc.
Best Manufacturing Website
BRP Corporate/Brand Web Ecosystem

Bailey Lauerman
Best Energy Website
Abengoa Bioenergy

Best Insurance Website
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Website

Best News Website

Peppers & Rogers Group
Best Media Website
Peppers & Rogers Group

First Marketing
Best Email Website
Mediacom e-news

Arc Worldwide
Best of Show, Best Interactive Services Website
Behr Paint

Quicksilver Associates
Best Travel Website
Seabourn Cruise Line

Best Family Website
Bring Elsie Home

2Advanced Studios, LLC
Best Movie Website
Exorcist The Beginning

Wind River
Best Computer: Software Website
Wind River

Interactive Sites
Best Hotel and Lodging Website
The New York Palace Web Site

Hill & Knowlton for HP
Best Computer: Hardware Website

Onlinefocus, Inc.
Best Transportation Website
FedEx Identity

eSiteful Corporation
Best Magazine Website
Saudi Aramco World

eSiteful Corporation
Best School Website
Plano Independent School District

Best Radio Website
Live365 Internet Radio

The Harrington Group
Best Portal Website

EYE and MIND Studio
Best Arts Website
EYE and MIND Studio Website

Visual Arts Press, Ltd.
Best University Website
School of Visual Arts Website

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